Technology Tuesday April 18, 2017

Lubbock, TX - Microchip Implants

Employees in Sweden have volunteered to have microchips injected into their hands. The microchip allows each employee to carry less personal items to work with them.

The employees will no longer need to have a key card to enter the building. Instead, they'll just need to wave of their hand.

Hannes Sjoblad, Chief Disruption Officer for Epicenter, mentions that his microchip implant has made his life easier by reduced the clutter in his pockets.

“I use my chip many times a day, for example, I use it to unlock my smart phone, to open the door to my office,” said Sjoblad.

Sjoblad calls himself a biohacker and says the human body is a great start but there is room for improvement.

That improvement is getting a microchip about the size of a grain of rice slipped under the skin. Making the touch of a hand all that's needed to tell a printer or building that this is an authorized user.

But not all think that microchip implants are a smart idea. The microchips are radio frequency identification tags. And with every touch a digital footprint is left behind which can compromise privacy.

“We're talking about a nonstop potential connection to my body, and I can't turn it off, I can't put it away, it's in me. That's a big problem,” said Ian Shore, Executive Editor for CNET News.

Hacking is even a concern for biohackers. Hannes Sjobland says it's very easy to hack a chip implant, his advice is don't put your life secrets on a chip implant.


But biohackers also predict the next generation of chips will save lives by monitoring health.  

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